Featured Grants 6/26/19

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While we usually only list federal grants, this week, we wanted to include a unique STEM opportunity for K-12 classrooms. The Early Innovator Program from UBTech Education provides classrooms robotics kits, support and special perks. Selected school systems can use the kits to implement their own two-year robotics-integrated STEM+C program. The application deadline is July 31, and schools nationwide are eligible.

In federal grant news, there are plenty of K-12 and postsecondary education research grants this week as well as more small department of state grant programs. See the entire list here or check out the three we've featured below.

Department of Agriculture
Grant Title: Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317333
This program responds to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. Feral swine are a destructive, non-native, invasive species and their populations have been increasing across the United States. Program funding is available to organizations in 11 states.

Department of Education
Grant Title: Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317171
This program provides competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies (LEAs). The goal of this program is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortages of mental health service professionals in schools served by high-need LEAs.   

Department of Labor
Grant Title: Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317245
The program promotes apprenticeships as a significant workforce solution in filling current middle- and high-skilled job vacancies and closing the skills gap between employer workforce needs and the skills of the current workforce. 


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